Paul believes in the philosophy of “doing well by doing good” and is highly engaged in community service and civic affairs–having served several nonprofit organizations in leadership roles as a board member, executive officer, advisor and consultant. For his efforts, he has received recognition at the state, national and international levels. Under his leadership as president, the Circus Saints and Sinners were recognized by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin with the 2015 West Virginia Governor’s Service Award from Volunteer West Virginia, the State’s Commission for National and Community Service. This prestigious award honors outstanding individuals and groups involved in solving social issues through volunteer service. Current and past affiliations include: